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As the war/crisis in Syria is approaching its end, there is a need to launch a comprehensive planning process to start rebuilding and developing the Syrian economy. This study aims to review the macroeconomic performance and policies in Syria before and during the crisis to identify the negative implications of those policies and devise the right programs to solve them. Important areas that require special attention are the imbalance in the regional planning process, the lack of a national program for economic reform, the undetermined identity of the economy, and the vague relationship between the public and private sectors. This study highlights the importance of accomplishing four transitions, i.e. (security, political, social, and economic) to secure the success of the rebuilding process. There is also a long list of essential issues to be addressed, such as rehabilitating basic infrastructure, corruption and informal sector activities, price distortion, agricultural and industrial policies, and dealing carefully with international involvement in rebuilding.

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Issa, A. H. (2019). The Process of Rebuilding and Development in Syria. Management & Economics Research Journal, 1(4), 83-104. https://doi.org/10.48100/merj.v1i4.63
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